JAMMU, Aug 13: Leading healthcare provider in Delhi, BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital, today launched its Gastroenterology & Liver Transplant OPD Services in Jammu, in partnership with the city-based Centre for Liver and Digestive Diseases (CLDD), Jammu.
The OPD services were launched by Dr Ajay Kumar, Chairman – Gastroenterology & Hepatology- Pan Max & HoD – BLK-Max Institute for Digestive & Liver Diseases, Dr Manav Wadhawan – Senior Director – Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Dr Neha Berry (Consultant, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital) and Dr Adnan Rafiq (Managing Director, CLDD Jammu).
During the launch of the OPD, Dr Ajay Kumar said, “Damage to the liver progresses gradually and the patient begins to show symptoms only when over 70% of the liver has become dysfunctional. Therefore, the diagnosis of early-stage liver disease and treatment with correct strategies is pivotal to treat it successfully if irreversible liver damage has not yet occurred.”
Dr Adnan Rafiq said, “We are really happy to have collaborated with one of the best Liver and Digestive centres in the country and strive to raise awareness about liver related issues. Our OPDs will offer consultation and encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle as well as provide access to the best of technology.”
Talking about the prevalence of liver diseases, Dr Manav Wadhawan said, “The early symptoms of liver failure include nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue and diarrhea. Liver cirrhosis is a condition in which chronic damage to the liver causes scar tissues to replace healthy liver tissues. An ultrasound diagnosis of the liver is usually enough to ascertain the condition of the liver, effectively judge the degree of the disease and improve the condition in time”.
Dr Neha Berry said, “Patients with advanced stages of liver disease who are critical come to us after they have exhausted other forms of treatment or have developed liver cancer. People are advised to adopt a healthy lifestyle, indulge in regular exercise and eat healthy food to avoid further complications.”